The Divine Design for a Christian Marriage

“Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; 26 That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, 27 That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it … Continue reading The Divine Design for a Christian Marriage

Suffering and the Grace of God

Suffering is designed to demonstrate the power and grace of God. During His ministry, a blind man came to see Jesus. He wanted to be healed. But before that happened, the disciples had a question. “And his disciples asked him, saying, Master, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind?” … Continue reading Suffering and the Grace of God

Redeeming the Time

"Redeeming the time because the days are evil.” Ephesians 5:16 The apostle Paul lived a large part of his life under the constant threat of danger. He was a marked man for destruction by many groups. Zealous Jews thought Paul was a traitor to his heritage. He who once persecuted the Christians was found preaching … Continue reading Redeeming the Time

An Important Question

“Does regeneration precede salvation?" or, “Does salvation precede regeneration?” There is a theological bias that contends regeneration comes after faith.  It is asserted that a person must believe in order to become a Christian, and then, when a person becomes a Christian they are regenerated. Those of another theological persuasion say just the opposite.  It … Continue reading An Important Question

Regeneration Precedes Faith

An Important Question “Does regeneration precede salvation? Or “Does salvation precede regeneration?” There is a theological bias that contends regeneration comes after faith.  It is asserted that a person must believe in order to become a Christian, and then, when a person becomes a Christian they are regenerated. Those of another theological persuasion say just … Continue reading Regeneration Precedes Faith

Develop a Christian Vocabulary

ADOPTION. The apostle Paul used the term adoption to set forth a vital aspect of the salvation of every believer (Rom. 8:15, 23; 9:4; Gal. 4:5; Eph. 1:15). According to law of Rome, adoption was a legitimate means to designate an heir. A legal transfer was made from the authoritative structure of the natural father, … Continue reading Develop a Christian Vocabulary

The Gift of Apostles

EPHESIANS 4 11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; When the Lord ascended to heaven, He gave spiritual gifts to the Church. Among the gifts of God, for the people of God, are four gifts of leadership: apostles, prophets, evangelists, and pastor-teachers. The gift of … Continue reading The Gift of Apostles